NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS2017-2018Senior Marissa DeMarco had an outstanding golf season and qualified for the Nassau County High School Girls Golf Tournament. In the tournament, Marissa tied for 13th place, overall, among all golfers in the two-day tournament and earned All-County Honorable Mention for Varsity Girls Golf. Earning All-County Honorable Mention is a difficult award to achieve, and Marissa's hard work and dedication to her team and the sport of golf are evident in her incredible achievement.CONGRATULATIONS!!!The following Student-Athletes have signed letters of commitment to the following schools and will be participating in their respective athletic programs.Left to right:
Sabrina Bell (Sr.)- Soccer - Molloy CollegeValerie Adamo (Sr.)- Felician University - SoccerAntonio Aguilar (Sr.)- Track- Stony Brook UniversityFrank Sokenis (Sr.)- Football- CW PostIjah Flecther (Sr.)- Basketball- Kent StateStone Strongin (Jr.)- Soccer - Hofstra UniversityColleen Kingsepp (Sr.) - Bowling- Molloy CollegeJulia Bentrewicz (Sr.)- Basketball- Eastern Connecticut State
Ashley Badaracco-8th Grade/Varsity Softball
Pitches NO HITTER!Hicksville 12Locust Valley 0
3/19/2018Ashley Badaracco -5 innings pitched, No Hits allowed, 13 strike outs of the 15 outs, 4 walks, Only one runner reached 2nd baseShe currently has 9 innings pitched
only allowing 1 hit and 21 strike outs.8th grader Gabby Smith was 3 for 4 with 2 triples
and 3 rbi and 2 runs scored10th grader Jessica Kwasnik 2 for 3 - 3 runs scored and 3 rbi_______________________
The Hicksville Starlets competed at the
NDA (National Dance Alliance) Nationals
at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida
on March 1-4 2018.
They competed against the best teams in the country, placing 5th in the Kick category out of 200+ teams.
Nassau County Champion
Antonio Aguilar, Sr. attended the NYS qualifier meet on February 13th and placed 5th overall in the 600 meters. At the Conference 2 Championship Meet Antonio won the conference 600 meter championship and also was selected as All Conference in the 300 meter. Antonio also placed 4th overall at the County Class A Championship Meet in the 600 meters and 10th overall in the 300 meters. As of the end of the winter track season, Antonio is ranked 5th in Nassau County in the 600 meters.
Antonio and his teammates have represented the Hicksville Winter Track program and Hicksville High School very well.
Congratulations to the Hicksville Starlets coached by Katelyn Heuser and Victoria Shannon for becoming Regional Kick Champions at the NDA Regional Competition at Walt Whitman High School on January 20th._____________________
The Starlets competed for the first time at the NDA regionals and will be competing at NDA Nationals in Orlando, Florida in March.
The Hicksville Varsity Gymnastics team competed in the Cartwheel-for-a-Cure meet on Martin Luther King Day at Oceanside High School. Hicksville Gymnastics, led by coaches Matt Canty and Danielle Cecco, raised $362.00 dollars for the event in which all of the donations and proceeds were donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Hicksville would like to thank the following athletes for participating and showing their dedication and effort to make a difference in our community; Sydney Mathis, Arisa Toda, Carly Seiden, Nicole Whitacre, Adam Kaszovitz, Kayla Corbett, Angelica Golebiewski, and Shirley Joo.
Congratulations to junior Matthew Viscovich who earned All-Conference in Boys Golf and qualified for the
Nassau County Boys Golf Tournament in the spring of 2018.
Matthew is the first boys golfer from Hicksville High School in five years to earn All-Conference honors and qualify for the county tournament.
Boys Lacrosse visit the Children’s Cancer Unit at Winthrop Hospital - 12/17/17 .
For the 8th consecutive year the Hicksville Boys Lacrosse team donated toys and gift cards to the patients and their families in the Children’s Cancer Unit at Winthrop Hospital. The trip was planned and set up by Terry Magro and "Team Mom" Kim Messina. Coaches Thomas Kinsella and Steven Brumber along with the players went room by room to distribute toys, stuffed animals and gift cards to the children and their families, and to spread some Holiday Cheer!
We are very proud of the team for their efforts to bring some Christmas cheer to families going thru hard times. The Hicksville boys lacrosse team is the only team that gets to go room to room on the Unit .
Hicksville at its best !!!!!
SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO ATTEND
CW POST- LACROSSE_____________________
Nassau Zone Award Recipients
Hicksville High School2017-2018
Congratulations to Seniors
ANTONIO AGUILAR CAROLINE RAMOS
Congratulations to the Hicksville Starlets coached by Katelyn Heuser & Victoria Shannon and led by captains Sara Klucsarits, Julianna Shannon, & Brianna Tietjen for placing 1st in their Kick category at the Scholastic Kickline Competition!
NEW BALL FIELDS AT HS
HS TURF- BLEACHERS WITH PRESSBOX
PRESSBOX- W/SOUND SYSTEM
FIELD VIEW- NEW BLEACHERSBASEBALL - OLDBASEBALL NEWSOFTBALL FIELD- OLDSOFTBALL FIELD - NEW___________________________________________________________________________________________"The Kindness Initiative"A Hicksville Middle School tradition continued with a new twist this year with the help of creative genius Mrs. Powell, Mr. Tussie's kindness initiative is in full bloom. This year students pledged to show and treat others with kindness by attaching signed leaves to the kindness tree. A Kindness Tree is a way to focus on and acknowledge the importance of showing kindness within a school. The tree helps foster kind, supportive relationships among students and teachers. The tree will remain up throughout the school year as a constant reminder of how important it is to maintain a culture where students feel socially and emotionally safe. This tree started to grow in the beginning of the bullying awareness unit and came to full bloom by the conclusion.
Middle school students had this to say:
" I believe the concept of the kindness tree is very powerful. It shows how we all as a school can come together as one to show the importance of kindness. if you are kind, you will receive kindness back."
"The importance of the kindness tree is showing people that we all care about being kind and helping others."
"The kindness tree reminds us all to be kind each and every day. What comes around goes around."
"This is important because it expresses how people should act, and demonstrates to kids how they can be a part of it.""The kindness tree can teach others the importance to be kind and why they should be."_________
The Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer Teams
reached the playoffs this Fall Season.
The Boys Soccer Team were Conference Champions!The Varsity Boys Cross Country finished a strong 4th of 12 in Conference I
The Girls Tennis Team finished with an 8-6 Record. A tremendous improvement from the last two seasons!
VARSITY BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, GIRLS LACROSSE, GIRLS SPRING TRACK AND BOYS SPRING TRACK
ALL MADE THEIR RESPECTIVE POST SEASON TOURNAMENTS.___________________________________________________________________
On Tuesday May 23, Hicksville Middle School Teachers Anthony Tussie and Craig Stueber attended the Long Island Sports Impact Awards where they received a check for $1500.00. The grant was awarded to Hicksville Middle School on behalf of the W20 Foundation. Hicksville Middle School won second place for the second consecutive year as part of the 2016 Holiday Season Challenge. In the fall, Mr. Tussie and Mr. Stueber collaborated in a school wide fundraiser where more than $1000.00 was raised for the Association for Children with Down Syndrome. This joint effort was an opportunity for student athletes to build character and empathy through the promotion of community service and social responsibility.
(photo) Legendary Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine presents the Grant to Hicksville Middle School Teachers Craig Stueber and Anthony Tussie
VARSITY LACROSSE TEAMS VISITS
WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY
& HICKSVILLE ALUM & WEST POINT GRADUATE
MAJOR MATTHEW LUYSTER
With the assistance from Major Matthew Luyster, a Hicksville class of 2001 Alumni, West Point Graduate and former Lacrosse player and Head Coach Tom Kinsella- the Varsity Boys Lacrosse program and parents visited the West Point Military Academy over the Spring Recess. Major Luyster is the Director of Lacrosse Operations at West Point and has been for the past two years. In June of 2017 Major Luyster is being transferred to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas to continue his Military Career. Major Luyster took the time to speak to the team and parents about his journey from Hicksville HS to West Point. He also discussed with the young men about setting goals for themselves and the team. He then proceeded to give a tour of West Point including the library, cadet dorms, mess hall and the historical grounds of West Point. Major Luyster took the time to answer questions from the team and parents. He also was also able to provide our team and coaches complimentary tickets to the Boston University vs. Army men's lacrosse game, which was won by Army 11-10! While upstate the Hicksville Lacrosse team played John O'Neill HS and came away with a 14-10 victory. This trip was truly an incredible team bonding and educational experience that could not have been accomplished without the efforts of Major Matthew Luyster a proud Hicksville Alum! Go Comets!
(L to R) Asst. Coaches Joe Leonard, Steve Brumber, Head Coach Tom Kinsella, Major Matthew Luyster,
JV Coaches Tom Cuomo and Matt Canty.
The Hicksville Varsity Lacrosse Team, coaches and Major Matthew Luyster
Hicksville Alumni -Major Matthew Luyster provided a tour
and history of the Facilities and Grounds of West Point Military Academy!
GO COMETS!______________________________________2017 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSVARSITY GIRLS BOWLING
_____________________________________Congratulations to the Hicksville StarletsThey received 1st place in their Kick routine at the March Scholastic Kickline Competition.The Starlets have worked hard all season to compete in this competition where teams all over New York state participated.The girls have a very long season and are dedicated group in which their hard work paid off!Congratulations, we are so proud!_________________________________________________________________________________________NYS QUALIFIER - SECTIONAL TEAM
NASSAU COUNTY ALL STAR- 3RD IN COUNTYCongratulations to Colleen Kingsepp on qualifying for the Nassau County All Star Team for the second year in a row.
She finished with the 3rd Highest Score and will be part of the 6 Member Team from Section VIII that will be Bowling
for the NYS Championship in Rochester, NY on Sunday March 5th
We wish her luck and Congratulations!!
Colleen Kingsepp pictured with Coach John Bertuzzi
Although the girls are preparing for post season competition, the varsity gymnastics team took time out of practice to participate in "Cartwheel for a Cure" , a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The girls performed as many cartwheels as they could in three minutes. Quite a dizzying experience indeed, but knowing they were once again giving to those in need made it all worthwhile. The girls raised $315 for their 625 cartwheels.
GYMNASTICS-FUND RAISINGWhat made it even a more special event was knowing that the money raised was being donated in the names of the 4 and 6 year old daughters of one of our own Nassau County coaches who are unfortunately are fighting this genetic lung disorder.COLLEGE COMMITMENTS
FOR ATHLETICSBOYS BASKETBALL
Connor McPartland will be attending SUNY Brockport______________________________________________________________________________________________GIRLS SOCCER
Emily Jonas will be attending Gardiner Webb University, NC
Dana Poetzsch will be attending Molloy College, NY____________________________________________________________________________________________BOYS SOCCER
Matthew Sloan will be attending American University, DC
Storm Strongin will be attending Hofstra University, NY
GIRLS LACROSSEKayla Telesky will be attending Manhattanville College, NY
Kerrin Heuser has Verbally Committed to Stony Brook University, NY
Angelina Scarpa will be attending Barton College, NC
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________HICKSVILLE GYMNASTICSFor the fourth consecutive year, the Hicksville girls' gymnastics team has "adopted" a child from the Lexibean Foundation. This is a nonprofit organization founded by parents whose children lost their battle with cancer.As "Lexies Elves", the girls buy the toys and items that are on the child's wish list to help the family's Christmas be a little brighter and make some small dreams come true. The girls support and generosity certainly help to make a difference for a family battling the emotional and financial strain of pediatric cancer!Congratulations girls on demonstrating the true spirit of Christmas._____________________________________!______________________________________
Under the direction of Head Coach Thomas Kinsella the Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team
donated and distributed toys to children at the Winthrop University Hospital Pediatric Cancer center.
This was a wonderful experience for all involved
_____________________________________________________________________1ST ANNUAL HICKSVILLE
COMETS WRESTLING INVITATIONAL
Hicksville Hosted a Nine Team Invitational Tournament on December 10, 2016 - 8:00am- 5:00pm.
The Tournament was a tremendous success both on and off the mats.
This was a great local tournament that we hope to continue every year- this a wonderful opportunity to welcome back alumni!
Below are our young men who placed in the tournament.
Congratulations to the entire team and program!!
1st Place - Syed Shah - 170lbs.
4th Place - Naman Bashin - 113lb.
4th Place - Nicholas Scarpa - 120lb.
3rd Place - Tyler Krom Power - 220lb
4th Place - Harry Sohal - 132lb.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________VARSITY BOYS SOCCER AWARDSSTORM STRONGIN
(Pictured with Head Coach Scott Starkey)
2016 RALPH WHITNEY AWARD RECIPIENT
NASSAU COUNTY CLASSIFICATION PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(Pictured with Head Coach Scott Starkey)
RECIPIENT OF THE JIM STEEN AWARD
AWARDED TO THE TOP PLAYER IN NASSAU COUNTY
(MATTHEW HAS WON THIS AWARD FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR)
FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
ALL LONG ISLAND 1ST TEAM
_______________________________________________________________________________________________2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSGIRLS VARSITY SOCCER2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSBOYS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSVARSITY BOYS SOCCER2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
COACH OF THE YEAR
VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Katherine MaherVARSITY BOYS CROSS COUNTRYNYS QUALIFIER MEETVARSITY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
NYS QUALIFIER MEET2016 VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS3RD PLACE IN CONFERENCE____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________"Wall of Distinction for Athletic Achievement"The Hicksville "Wall of Distinction for Athletic Achievement" has been completed. This wall is located in the gymnasium lobby where everyone entering the building can view. The lobby also has new Perpetual Plaques honoring those student-athletes who have earned All American Honors in High School also in their Collegiate careers, as well as All State and All Long Island Plaques.The "all of Distinction" Contains plaques and descriptions of former students athletes who reached the Professional Level in sports. Please scroll down to view.We would also like to thank at the following organizations for their assistance and donations.-Hicksville American Soccer-St. Ignatius CYO-Holy Family CYO____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Senior Connor McPartland has once again been selected by the Nassau County Boys Basketball Coaches Association to play in the preseason Nassau County All Star Game. This is the second year in a row that Connor has been selected to receive this honor. He will compete with other Seniors in the Annual Nassau-Suffolk Senior All Star Game which will be played Sunday, November 5, 2016 at 3:30 at the TOB Center in Hicksville.
EVENT AT MIDDLE SCHOOL
"WALK FOR A CAUSE: DOWN SYNDROME" - HEALTH DEPT.
This fall the Hicksville Middle School Health department conducted its 5th annual "Walk for a Cause." Event coordinator Anthony Tussie says "This was a tremendous opportunity to unite as a school community and to bring awareness and "do for" others." This years theme was Down Syndrome Awareness. Over $900.00 was raised for ACDS (Association for Children with Down Syndrome) located in Plainview.Students in grades 6,7,8 walked the middle school track during health classes and Physical Education classes.Here are what some eighth grade student participants had to say.Scott Rothmann"The walk for Down Syndrome was a good thing to catch the attention of people driving and walking by. To see us, the students of HMS walking for a cause will hopefully put the idea of donating to a charity in their heads. If all schools do this, then many more people will contribute.Alejandro Gonzalez"The walk brought our school together for a cause and it makes us feel like a community."Nirpee Patel"The walk was amazing! I loved walking because I wanted to help raise awarenss and show that this school cares about Down Syndrome."Ethan Bellomo"You know you are helping someone else which should make you feel good."Ariya Bakhteri"I enjoyed the walk because I knew that I was doing a good thing by walking and spreading awareness. I felt good about myself knowing I was contributing to a cause.2015-2016 HICKSVILLE ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________